Enjoyment in Oseikrom is always a heavy and exhilarating experience. Making it to the middle of the year, it’s only right that we switch up! The Switch up Party is the official sala fest that seeks to mix business with pleasure, coming up this Saturday, June 16th. Glozel Recruitment Agency, the body organizing the event seeks to help unemployed graduates secure well earning jobs by providing them with free forms to apply for any job international or local.
Glozel Recruitment Agency has an established name so far as job placements and offers are concerned, boasting of an excellent track record in that field.
The Switch Up Party is a classical case of killing two birds with a stone. Artistes performing on the night to make it a memorable one are, the BET Award nominee Kwesi Arthur, “Dear God” hitmaker B4Bonah, and the slay queen Sista Afia.
On the turntables is the urban radio bad boy, DJ Aroma, and Mensa Jr will be grabbing the mic to set the whole place ablaze.
The venue for the event is the Ol’ Lady Sports Bar &Lounge at the New Orleans Hotel, Danyame. Tickets go for 30 Cedis (Regular), 60 Cedis (VIP) and 100 Cedis (Golden Circle). Sponsors are Biegya Bitters, Eso Jobs, African Dream, Bakes & Co and its powered by Y102.5 FM.
Ticket outlets include African dream inside Kumasi City Mall, Bakes & Co inside Plus 2 pub, Ababio Express, Opoku Trading and Y102.5 FM.
You don’t want to miss this! Come let’s get employed and jam the night away as well.
For ticket reservations, call 0506879740 or 0508078527.
Comedy has gradually found space in the Ghanaian entertainment front. However, mostly, it’s stand-up comedy, short skits and recorded clips which make waves. Atigya, a multiple award-winning comedian, who’s a product of University of Ghana was smart and bold enough to put together a stage comedy show.
The event which took place on the first day of April was dubbed “Aprool Fool”, in line with the annual occasion, April Fool observed globally. The play which was produced and written by Atigya, and directed by Ebow Barton-Odro was staged at the E.T.S Drama Studio sited at University of Ghana (Legon). The first, as planned happened from 6 to 8 pm, followed by the second, i.e. 8 to 10pm which is two hours duration for every play.
The crowd were excited for the smooth run and adequate planning of the show. The attendants spoke about the good time they experienced right from the studio to their various destinations. Indeed, history was made that night. The turnout was massive.
The whole story was about a rich man who wanted true love for her only daughter. As the play was on going, the crowd couldn’t control their joy as they laughed their heart out to some funny statements delivered by the cast .The exhilirating performance attracted viewers till the seats in the venue couldn’t contain the viewers, leading to some people standing to watch.
Hopefully, Atigya shall give us more of such refreshing experiences. Comedy is necessary. It kills depression, and can solve numerous emotional ills. Atigya and his crew do it like none other.
Easter in the Garden City is a great deal, but it’s being quite a while since a major event at an unusual location such as a lakeside happened. Of course, Kumasi can’t have such a historical event without their “king of rap.” Billed to perform as one of the main acts for the programme, prior to Flowking Stone’s performance he was given a warm welcome by his die-hard fans, amidst cheers.
Re-echoing his stance as the King of rap music in Kumasi and one of Ghana’s biggest musicians, he thrilled a mammoth crowd with back to back hits including Opana, Me Kyeakyea, Fire Bon Dem, Go Low, just tomention a few. In fact, he had the audience singing and rapping along hits from way back; from One Gallon, Simple… you name it. Performing to a very hyper and responsive audience he just couldn’t help than to out a great show. Also billed to perform at the event were Yaa Pono, Lil Win and Eno Barony.
In the true spirit of Christmas, as it should be, the hardworking youthful team members of Love Foundation Club (LFC) as the Wise men did in the nativity story of our Lord Jesus Christ left their families and friends and travelled all the way from their various towns and cities across the country to embark on a love outreach program. The team of young people under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer of the organization, Marcus Anafu arrived at Denu in the Ketu South Municipal Assembly of the Volta Region on the festive afternoon of January 1, 2018.
The team on the second day of the New Year which was the Day 1 of their outreach program with the people of Akpatoeme went around the village from home to home sharing the glad tidings of the yuletide and the message of love of Christ. The team also used the opportunity to invite the people to the following day’s donation exercise.
At a durbar of people on the afternoon of the same day, the team was invited to make a speech as visiting friends. Mr. Edward Mifetu who spoke on behalf of the Founder and CEO and the whole club spoke to the people on the importance of kindness. He identified kindness to one another as a sure way of helping ourselves out of our poverty and our needs making a special reference to the Scripture text that says “there is blessing in giving than receiving”. In that spirit of joy brought to the people of Akpatoeme, the team joined the people and danced to the tunes of the traditional songs and dances performed by the people.
On January 3, which was the day of the donation exercise, the team with the help of some of her dedicated members who are good barbers barbered a large number of the people comprising both the young and old.
The CEO, Mr. Marcus Love Anafu while giving a speech promised the people of a comeback visit which will involve a medical outreach and additional donation of items. Food items and drinks were served and there was a blissful chair dancing competition heralded by the LFC team which got all the people present smiling. Some items which were donated are clothes for both the young and old, mosquito nets and mats (for the aged).
There was a great atmosphere of happiness as the children received the clothes. An observation made was that, most of the kids have only what they were wearing on them as at the time of the donation. Some were also seen almost naked or covered with torn dresses and this got some members of the club to go into their own bags to give out their dresses in addition to the ones shared.
An elder of the town, Mr. Christian Ahiabli following the promise of the CEO of the club pleaded the group to remember their promise of coming back. He also thanked the group for the kind gesture of charity shown to the community, stating that it was the first of its kind in the village.
Akpatoeme is a community of about four villages located near Dzodze-Penyi in the Ketu North District Assembly. The community of these four villages are mainly farmers who survive on cassava and maize cropping. Akpatoeme can only boast of electricity and a school which serves all the neighbouring villages. The community needs good drinking water, a clinic, toilets and other social amenities that will make life easier for them. A call was made to the government and other NGOs and the general public to come to their aid through Love Foundation Club.
By Akakpo Elikem Kwabla, Public Relations Officer, LFC
The Hip-Hop culture in Ghana has always been here, and a lot of guys including me are heavily influenced by it. Hip-Hop is the way we live, and it’s not negative as many portray it. As the Hip-Hop community continues to grow in Kumasi, it has become necessary for the organization of street cyphers to bring enthusiasts together. Hood Cyphaz was a success, hence Pool Cyphaz is envisioned to be even better. A cypher is basically a group of people assembling in one place to participate in freestyle rap sessions.
The event is slated to happen on Dec 30 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) poolside. A lot of dope emcees are lined up to give you full satisfaction of the art. We’re talking about emcees like BKC Music acts i.e. Kofi Jamar, Obey and Sketchy, Blurr, Ice Box, and a host of others.
The event will be hosted by YFM presenter, Koo Sebor, and it’s been put up together by the All Black crew. Other side attractions involve swimming competition and twerk sessions. The rates for the event are as follows: Advance: 10 cedis, Single: 15 cedis, Double: 25 cedis.
Oseikrom people, come witness heavily talented rappers do endless freestyles full of bars, metaphors, literary devices and punchlines. Follow @SteezeHub on our various social media platforms for updates on Pool Cyphaz. Track updates using the hashtag #PoolCyphaz17.
Kumasi happens to be a city full of music lovers. However, for years now a mainstream artiste native of the Garden City hasn’t headlined a full concert. The rapper, singer and songwriter Flowking Stone gathered confidence to stage a concert dubbed “Oseikrom Shutdown Concert.” Before the event people doubted he could fill up the venue – Kumasi City Mall (KCM). But the “Go Low” hitmaker was able to prove doubters wrong. In a usual fashion, we review the event.
Performances: Upcoming artistes opened the stage up with short performances. Almost every serious upcoming musician was given the opportunity to climb the stage to display his/her talent. The Bantama Kings Club (BKC) guys and Steez Realm acts really moved the crowd with their energy-filled performances.
The “Problem” hitmaker, Guru brought the heat to the stage, further bringing out his NKZ signee Kin Paluta, who was introduced as the future of Kumasi music industry. Epixode busted some freestyles off the top when he quizzed the crowd to spell Flowking, and he’d use each alphabet to form lines live on stage. I had my mouth wide open when Strongman came on stage and the crowd couldn’t keep calm for a second, completing his famous lines, and singing along to all songs he performed.
The main action came up when the man of the event climbed up stage with a boxing costume, and introduced himself as the MC from thence. He called the “Gbee Naabu” hitmaker up on stage. Yaa Pono made the audience love him so much they didn’t want him to leave. Then came Stone’s brothers, Okyeame Kwame and Kunta Kinte. From ‘old skuul’ to ‘new skuul’, the artistes excited the crowd so wonderfully, and yeah, it was my first time watching them perform “Ksi Boys” live. Okyeame did an awesome thing by rapping to the audience’s handclap. Teephlow performed his hit songs, and brilliantly taught the audience to sing along a song which features Stone off the “Phlowducation EP.”
In all, I’d say performances witnessed would give a typical music lover satisfaction, but leave him/her a desire for more.
Stage, Lights and Sound: The stage was well mounted, and was fairly wide. It was clearly strong, as some dancers stomped their feet hard on the stage but didn’t give any sign of breakage. The lights were bright, well enough to see the crowd, and whoever was on stage. Good execution for the lighting! Spending most of my time backstage, I almost thought the sound was trash till I struggled to enter the crowd session and realized the sound was actually okay. There were technical hitches that wouldn’t let the event flow smoothly. It was the major down of the event, as it kept the background organizers very busy.
Although they’ve worked throughout the Christmas festivities, the MCs saw to it that the audience coming out to show support was not wasted. El Presidente and a host of others were on fire last Saturday. As usual, the DJs were unstoppable from doing what they do best.
Timing: Knowing well that the event wouldn’t be able to hold till daybreak, the event which performances started at 9:30 pm didn’t start early enough. There was a tall list of performers, so it’d have been better if it started earlier. The show had to end abruptly when there were a number of artistes backstage who had not performed.
Flowking Stone received the love he wanted, and was successfully able to hold a concert of his own, with the help of Bie Gya Bitters, Special Ice Mineral Water, RentAir, Zoomlion, Indomie, Icy Cup, etc. We only look up to the next great thing Flowking has for the garden city.
Photos: Strongman, Okyeame Kwame, Guru & More Excite Fans At Flowking Stone’s “Oseikrom Shutdown” Concert
On the night of Saturday, Dec 23, 2017, a significant percentage of the youth of Oseikrom were at the Kumasi City Mall to witness Flowking Stone’s Oseikrom Shutdown concert. The venue was so full that people were seen all around Asokwa like it was daytime. A great deal of performers were present, from the uprising acts; Amerado, BKC boys, Steez Realm acts, Nana B, Braa Benk, Ratty, just to mention a few. Guru, Okyeame Kwame, Teephlow, Strongman, Cabum, Epixode, and a lot more were also present to make the programme lively. Check out photos from the event below:
It’s very rare to see a disc jockey being celebrated in Ghana, lest to even think of staging an event, especially in Kumasi where event organization has become a hard nut to crack this year. The low patronage of events in 2017 in the garden city didn’t stop the Supreme Bigger Figure, DJ Slim from having the guts of staging an event— an event which blends A-list musicians with the upcoming. 17th December, 2017 will be a date written in the history books as DJ Slim invaded the city, filling up the Baba Yara Sports Stadium with a turn-up of thousands of people. The headline sponsors, Bie Gya Bitters did an excellent work, together with all the other sponsors and supporters. The Steeze Hub team was present to cover the event, and we bring you a detailed review of how the event went down.
Timing: Although it was inscribed boldly on all the flyers that the event was to commence at 6 p.m., even a newborn could tell that it was just a formality. The culture of Ghanaians, hence the Kumasi audience is to arrive late for a concert. If the time for the event is written as 6 p.m., they read it as 9 p.m. However, the organizers were able to set the place up before 8 p.m With a line-up of star-studded performances, the event wasn’t expected to take a couple of hours to end. The people were entertained and kept on their feet till 4:50 a.m when the curtains were closed on the event.
Performances: DJ Slim is known to be a huge force that brings artistes into the limelight. So for him to put up a concert, it made sense that he made the platform an avenue for the upcoming musicians to exhibit their talent to the thousands that had gathered. The stage was opened by hardworking rising acts such as Bantama Kings Club (BKC) artistes Kofi Jamar, Obey and Sketchy, also Boss Bouncy and Slim Biggie YO, Hotboy DNA, Ratty, Amerado, Braa Benk, Ayesem, Lord Paper, and a host of others. These great musicians paved the way for mainstream acts who made sure the people were entertained to full satisfaction, till the list was exhausted.
Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker brought the heat when they performed their solo songs. Eno Barony climbed the stage with Master Garzy and some sexy dancers who made a lucky guy have a memorable night when they ‘twerked’ on him. Arguably, the one who holds Kumasi music down currently, Flowking Stone came on stage, and proved why he’s a wordsmith and a beast on the mic. He surprised us when he brought along his brother Kunta Kinte. It was a pleasure to witness them perform “Simple” together. He ended by calling out LJ who proved his tongue-twisting abilities and gave the Hip-Hop heads a refreshing moment with his “5th August” track.
The ‘outernational’ guy as he refers himself, Mr Eazi then came through to set the place ablaze with bangers upon bangers. Yaa Pono who I thought would be the last performer delivered as always. He happens to be a frequent collaborator of DJ Slim, so the connection is that deep. Hits after hits, the “Gbee Naabu” hitmaker performed till Slim joined him on stage. The biggest surprise of the night came when Gemini brought out Edem, and together they gave us a special delivery. When we thought all had ended, the ranger, Joey B was called up on stage. Beezy is known for not walking alone, thus he came with Darkovibes, and they sealed the bag of performances excellently.
Stage, Lights and Sound: The stage was large enough to accommodate the musicians, dancers, and whoever they came with. The lights provided were appreciably bright that even when our camera batteries ran out and the flash lights couldn’t function, we were able to capture the moments successfully. The sound was good enough that the audience at the rare could appreciate it. At a point, I stood at a section and I couldn’t bare the vibrations from the sound. Then I realized the place was designated for people to not stand there. At a point there were some technical hitches that put a pause to the programme but it was resolved immediately. However, I can’t give a complete account of the sound in general, because I was mostly at the stage area.
MCing and Djing: The MCs for the night, El Presidente, Kwame Scientific and Papjay007 did a marvelous job. It’s no joke engaging an audience for that long. El Presidente saved the show by quizzing the audience with an accapella of popular songs when there were technical hitches.
In between the performances, DJ Slim took over the turntables where he delivered a Hip-Hop session, and claimed his throne. DJ Aroma was exceptional that night. The gifted DJ could play an old gospel song and follow it up with a Hiplife song and still excite the crowd. The veteran, DJ Chiefaro also delivered satisfactorily.
We had great show. One that hasn’t been witnessed for a long time. DJ Slim continues to reign supreme. A big thank you to him and Bie Gya Bitters for staging a successful concert for the people of Kumasi. Merry Christmas!
DJ Slim invaded Kumasi with a tall list of musicians both mainstream and upcoming. The event which was held at Baba Yara Sports Stadium saw a turn-up of thousands of people. DJ Slim is known to be a huge force that brings artistes into the limelight. So for him to put up a concert, it made sense that he made the platform an avenue for the upcoming musicians to exhibit their talent to the thousands that had gathered. The stage was opened by hardworking rising acts such as Bantama Kings Club (BKC) artistes Kofi Jamar, Obey and Sketchy, also Boss Bouncy and Slim Biggie YO, Hotboy DNA, Ratty, Amerado, Braa Benk, Ayesem, Lord Paper, and a host of others. The place was turned up to a thousand degrees when artistes including Flowking Stone, Mr Eazi, Yaa Pono, Gemini, Edem, Eno, Cabum, Ko-Jo Cue, Shaker, Joey B and Darkovibes set the place ablaze with their performances. Steeze Hub was there to capture the moments. Enjoy…
DJ Slim also referred to as the Supreme Bigger Figure in association with Bie Gya bitters are set to give Kumasi an unforgettable treat with a concert dubbed “DJ Slim Invasion.” It’s December, and as expected there’s a line-up of activities to amuse the public. Award-winning disc jockey and presenter of Dryve Tyme on Y102.5 FM, Kumasi, DJ Slim brings A-list musicians all over Ghana to Kumasi. The concert which is assured of giving the people total enjoyment will be held at Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Friday, 15th December, 2017, starting at 6 p.m.
Currently there are more than 50 artistes billed to perform, with the headline artistes being Yaa Pono & The Uptown Energy Family, Flowking Stone, Cabum, King Promise, Ko-Jo Cue, Lil Shaker, Eno, Joey B, Strongman, Bra Benk, NT4, Willie Maame, Koo Ntakra, Opanka, Ayesem, among others. The night will never be a bore looking at the list of DJs to keep you up on your feet throughout the night. Mark this date on your calendar, and make it a point to be part of this historical moment. And guess what? The event is absolutely FREE. What more could you ask for? For more updates on DJ Slim Invasion, follow our social media timelines, and check out the hashtag #DJSlimInvasion17